Solar neutrinos and the decaying neutrino hypothesis

Jeffrey M. Berryman, André De Gouvêa, Daniel Hernández

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Abstract

We explore, mostly using data from solar neutrino experiments, the hypothesis that the neutrino mass eigenstates are unstable. We find that, by combining B8 solar neutrino data with those on Be7 and lower-energy solar neutrinos, one obtains a mostly model-independent bound on both the ν1 and ν2 lifetimes. We comment on whether a nonzero neutrino decay width can improve the compatibility of the solar neutrino data with the massive neutrino hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number073003
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume92
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 6 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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